Fury’s boxing licence revoked

Boxing chiefs have temporarily revoked Tyson Fury's fight licence, just one day after the Briton vacated his world heavyweight titles.

The British Boxing Board of Control confirmed the suspension of the 28-year-old's licence "pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues".

Fury was charged with a doping offence in June.

On Wednesday, Fury vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles due to focus on mental health problems.

He will meet with the British Boxing Board before a decision is taken on whether he can fight again.

He also has an appeal hearing set for his doping offence, taking place in November.

Fury's uncle and trainer, Peter Fury, is confident the former champion can return and become a force in the heavyweight division again.

"Once he produces all of his records of what he's been through, then I don't think the boxing board will have any option but to give him his licence back," said Peter Fury.

"This is a guy that's needed medical treatment. Once the powers that be say he's fit to box, then there's no reason why he can't be reinstated.

"He's at the pinnacle of his career. He's only 28. He's got a massive future."

Mick Hennessy, Fury's promoter, added: "The board of control need to help Tyson, not put any more problems his way.

"They should realise what he has achieved and what he has been through. He doesn't need anyone firing any more arrows his way.

"Tyson wants to concentrate on getting himself better. He has been suffering with severe depression and that is being addressed. The signs are very good.

"If he gets himself together, he is an incredible fighter, an incredible athlete and he will be impossible to beat in the heavyweight division."